Despite his remote beginnings, actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger set his sights on becoming a famous bodybuilder and movie star from a very young age. Through sheer will, both dreams came true, starting with winning seven Mr. Olympia titles before moving to the United States to pursue an acting career. Schwarzenegger gained his first significant notice for his participation in "Pumping Iron" (1977), a documentary about the run-up to his sixth straight victory as Mr. Olympia. That led to a smooth transition into features with the title roles in "Conan the Barbarian" (1982) and "The Terminator" (1984), both highly successful movies that laid the foundation for him becoming the biggest action star in the world. He went on to redefine the genre with hits like "Predator" (1987) and "Total Recall" (1990), while appealing to wider audiences with sly comedic performances in "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990). As he entered the 1990s, Schwarzenegger seemed assured of his stature, especially after "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), one of the most successful action movies of all time, and a fun turn in "True Lies" (1994). But his days as the top-grossing star in Hollywood began to fade, due to box office duds like "Batman & Robin" (1997), "End of Days" (1999) and "The 6th Day" (2000). But with fortuitous timing, Schwarzenegger avoided becoming a box office has-been by winning election as governor of California in 2003. With his film career largely on hold, Schwarzenegger served two terms as the "Governator" with some ups and many downs, including several key defeats in special elections. Despite public marital problems and a slow start to his revived film career following his departure from office, Schwarzenegger proved by example that all anyone needed to succeed in anything - sports, Hollywood, business, politics - was the unrelenting drive to realize one's dreams.